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Trekking in Nepal in November

  • 04-Oct-2021
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Trekking in Nepal in November is one of the best choices for adventure enthusiasts. It's an ideal month to succeed in any trekking adventures, from the lower elevated Chisapani Nagarkot to high passes journeys as Everest three passes, Annapurna circuit or Manaslu circuit, or many others.

Being the month of stable weather and climate, trekkers will not face many issues. The weather is mild, and the temperatures are moderate. The days are sunny, and the nights are cooler yet tolerable.

As a month of autumn, November to witness clear skies and incredible atmosphere as the monsoon (from June-August) sweeps all the dust particles away, preparing for a cleaner atmosphere.

As already mentioned, November is a peak season for trekking in Nepal; you will see numerous tourists during your walk. In addition, peak climbers, mountain summiteers, high-altitude trekkers, guides, and porters make the trekking trails lively.

November, the month of the festival, offers visitors to observe one of the greatest festivals of Nepal-Tihar. Chhath and Mani Rimdu are other vital festivals you can attend during your trek in Nepal.

Why trek in Nepal in November?

Nepal is an endless destination for trekking, tours, and other tourism-related activities. Beautifully painted hills, distinct culture and lifestyles, warm people, and serene nature make your Journey fabulous.

A plethora of natural wonders is awaiting the travelers for an ethereal experience. But, amid all, the trekking adventures here are unbeatable. November, being a reigning month to trek, brings drier weather, mild temperatures, clear blue skies, less probability of rain or snowfall, decorated houses for festivals, beautifully dressed people rambling here and there to celebrate occasions, and more. Here are the top reasons you should visit Nepal for trekking in November.

Favorable Weather and Climate

November is a transitional month that features both autumn and winter months. The weather is moderate, neither too hot nor too cold. There is no fear of scorching heat, continuous rainfall, or heavy snowfall throughout this month. The soft autumn breeze makes a soothing and new environment to trek. As the monsoon takes, humidity, rainfall, and hot climate will not be a problem.

Because of the sunny days, the visibility of the surroundings is breathtaking. Moreover, this month ensures there isn't any obstruction or inconvenience whatsoever. Thus, November is an ideal month with clear blue skies and crystal clear mountain views. 

Magnificent Views

The weather plays a vibrant role in making your Journey successful in the Himalayas. If the climate is critical, for example, heavy fog, rainfall, or snow, chances are low for magnificent views. Unfortunately, tourists usually fail to consider the applicable weather conditions. Therefore, it is imperative to know the weather condition's climatic predictions beforehand.

Thus, November is the best season if you plan to trek in the Nepalese Himalayan foothills. However, the mornings and evenings are chiller but not too extreme. As you ascend, higher-good weather conditions are a boon. There will be no risks of overshadowing the mountain views. November provides you with clear scenery without any circumstances on the way or to the top.

No schedule delays

Trekking in Nepal demands numerous pre-planning and preparations for any unpredictable inconveniences. While trekking in the high Himalayas like Everest Base Camp, Upper Mustang, Dolpo region, you might undergo a lot of disturbances due to the mountain flights.

In these regions, weather plays a significant role in deciding if the flights will go as planned. During November, extreme rain/snowfall, fog, mist, haze, or other weather interferences are unlikely. Instead, this month witness moderate climate with clear skies; there are maximum probabilities your trek will move as planned. Although weather in the mountains is always unpredictable, November has a satisfactory flight schedule record.

Cultural Significance

Nepal celebrates more festivals than its number of days in a year, cultural, traditional, religious, and social. In November, trekkers can enjoy observing one of the greatest festivals of Nepal-Tihar, and other festivals such as Mani Rimdu (in Everest region), Chhath (in Terai area), and many others.

Tihar is a festival of color where people decorate their houses with candles, fairy lights, flowers, and lanterns. People worship crows, dogs, goddess Laxmi /cows on different days. On the last day, Sisters worship their brothers and exchange blessings. People play Deusi and Bhailo and enjoy it a lot.

Observing and celebrating festivals, you can get many insights into local Nepalese Cultures, rituals, values, and traditions, helping you learn and experience Nepal's different art and philosophy.

Make New Friends

Nepal receives thousands of travelers during November from around the globe. The trekking routes of Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang are buzzing with trekkers. You'll be able to encounter people from different countries while ascending and descending the trail.

You will always find someone to talk to and communicate your stories. While eating your meal or walking in the routes, you can create beautiful friendships with them. Plus, your Nepali crew will make you feel at home and give you the warmest welcome. All of this will ensure you develop everlasting bonds and a deep connection between people.

Trekking in Nepal in November: Weather and temperatures

November is amongst the busiest trekking season in Nepal that offers moderate weather conditions which are neither too humid nor freezing. Trekking in the scorching heat of summer days and snowy days of winter may ruin entire planning. Thus, trekking in November is to escape most of the potential weather-related hazards.

November is the last month of autumn. As winter is approaching, the mornings, evenings, and nights might be a bit cooler, especially in the latter days. However, the days are warmer and brighter. You will get 5-7 hours of sunshine on average.

As the skies are crystal, days are clear, and the atmosphere is clean, there will be astonishing views of the Himalayan peaks and landscapes, and there will be no obstruction while viewing the mountain vistas. Plus, there will be fewer chances of flight delays or cancellations even in the mountain airports.

The temperature may differ according to altitudes as well. Lower elevations will be warmer in comparison to the elevated lands. On average, the temperature remains around 15 degrees Celsius at the cliffs between 1000m-3500m above sea level. In such elevations, the maximum temperature reaches up to 25 degrees Celsius at day and declines about 5 degrees centigrade at night, witnessing the minimum one.

Above 5000m, an average temperature witnesses 10 degrees Celsius that may reach up to 20 degrees Celsius in the day and declines below negative in the nights. However, with appropriate preparations and gear, you can trek any destination of Nepal during November.

Trekking in Nepal in November: Best trekking destinations

November, being a crunch period for any trekking tours in Nepal, induces travelers to crawl in the trails in the high Himalayan foothills, mountain passes, Himalayan valleys, high frozen lakes because of its favorable weather conditions and climate.

Throughout this month, trekkers can witness splendid views with colorful wildflowers in the forested lands, hills, valleys, and villages. The air is fresh, the sky is crystal, the idea is unobstructed, and the mountains seem gleaming all the time.

As the days are at the end of the autumn period, the temperature is mild, neither hot nor cold. Therefore, even in the high altitudes, trekking is possible where days are brighter and sunny, but nights and mornings are chilly.

Monsoon calms down; trekking routes become drier, the teahouses are full in operation, the season of the festival goes on, the religious and cultural shrines await you; thus, trekking in Nepal is ideal in November. Here are our recommended destinations for the November trek in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp trek

The most popular trekking destination entire Nepal, the Everest Base Camp trek is the choicest destination for thousands of trekkers. In November, it is the busiest route for trekking adventures. Trekkers will enjoy passing steep-sided valleys, quaint villages, towering cliffs, dense forests, torrential rivers, glacial lakes, antique religious spots, cultural monuments, followed by sweeping landscapes and surrounding fjords.

The Journey to Everest Base Camp usually begins after a short and scenic flight to Lukla airstrip from Kathmandu. Then, trekking leaving the beautiful Sherpa villages of Phakding, Monjo, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche, trekkers, ascend to the last populated village before Everest Base Camp- Gorekshep. Then, exploring the base of Everest and viewing the mesmerizing sunrise from Kala Patthar, trekkers hike back to Lukla, almost following the same route to complete the Journey.

You can explore Diverse flora and fauna inside Sagarmatha National Park during your hike. Rare Himalayan creatures seem to enjoy inside the deep forests. Domination of forest by silver fir, birch, rhododendron, and juniper trees; animals such as musk deer, the Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Serow, wolf, and the Himalayan black bear as trekkers can easily spot in November. Some rare species to see are Snow leopard, red panda, and two kinds of dazzling pheasants - the crimson-horned and the Impeyan, Nepal's national bird.

Outline of the  Itinerary:

Day 1: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) and trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft)

Day 2: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft)

Day 3: Acclimatization Day: Hike to Syangboche (3,780 m/12,402 ft)-Everest View Hotel for acclimatization

Day 4: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m/12660 ft)

Day 5: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m/14464 ft)

Day 6: Acclimatization day at Dingboche: Acclimatization hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100 m/16,728 ft)

Day 7: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,105 ft)

Day 8: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,181 m/16,994 ft) to EBC (5,364 m/17,594 ft) and return Gorakshep

Day 9: Trek Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5,545 m/18,188 ft) and descend to Pheriche (4,210 m/13,809 ft)

Day 10: Trek Pheriche to Pangboche to Tengboche and Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft)

Day 11: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft.)

Day 12: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)

Annapurna Circuit trek

After Everest Base Camp, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most famous classic trek in Nepal remains in high demand during November. Along with the striking views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges, trekkers will explore the frozen lakes of Gangapurna, Tilicho (highest elevated lake in Nepal), Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, beautiful apple orchids, two river valleys (Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki), lustrous woodlands, deep green valleys, numerous ethnic villages, striking viewpoints- Ghyaru, Manang, Thorong-La, and Poon Hill, and many others.

Your trip to Annapurna Circuit begins from Syange or Dharapani after an 8-9 hours' drive from Kathmandu. Then, passing the beautifully decorated small villages, rice fields, cultivated lands, encountering the shepherds or yak herders, you will reach the Manang village and will rest for a day for acclimatization purposes.

Continuing the Journey via Himalayan foothills and scattered villages and yak pastures, you will reach the high mountain pass-Thorong La (5416m), the highest point of the trek. Then, you will descend to Muktinath, Jomsom, and Tatopani before heading up to Poon Hill.

Viewing the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri panorama panoramic views, trekkers will descend to Naya Pul (new bridge) to complete their entire trekking trip. Further, they will drive to Pokhara and will fly/drive to Kathmandu for their international flight.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar and to Syange (1100m/3600 ft)

Day 2: Trek Syange to Dharapani (1960m/6100ft)

Day 3: Trek Dharapani to Chame (2630m/8890ft)

Day 4: Trek Chame to Pisang (3200m/10824ft)

Day 5: Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m/11611ft)

Day 6: Manang Acclimatization Day (Optional hike to Gangapurna lake or Milarepa cave)

Day 6: Trek Manang to Yak Kharka (or you can push up to Ledar) (4110m/13484ft)

Day 7: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4420m/14501ft)

Day 8: Trek Thorong Phedi, cross Thorongla Pass (5416m/17769ft) and trek to Muktinath (3800m/12467ft)

Day 9: Trek Muktinath to Marpha (2660m/8250ft)

Day 10: Trek Marpha to Kalopani (2530m/7848ft)

Day 11: Trek Kalopani to Tatopani (1190m/3690ft)

Day 12: Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani (2780m/9480ft)

Day 13: Hike Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m/10531ft), Descend to Ghandruk / Nayapul, and Drive to Pokhara.

Manaslu Circuit trek

Just opened in 1992 for international travelers, Manaslu Circuit trek is another popular trekking destination in Nepal during November. Trekkers will reach Larkey La (5160m) and cross it, circumnavigating the 8th tallest peak of the planet-Mt. Manaslu (8163m).

One of the restricted trekking regions of Nepal, the Manaslu region, demands a special permit to enter. The trek passes two of the conservation areas- Manaslu Conservation area and Annapurna Conservation area and ultimately joins the beginning point of the Annapurna circuit trek.

Manaslu is a relatively trekking circuit which is a bit more challenging Journey. But the mountain views, cultural and religious exploration, biodiversity are exceptional here. Moreover, this trek offers you an ample opportunity to explore the untouched region of Nepal along the border of Nepal and China.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive- Kathmandu to Soti Khola: 142 km/6-8 hours drive

Day 2: Trek Sotikhola to Machha Khola (870 m/2854 ft): 14km/5-6 hours

Day 3: Trek Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395 ft) 16 km/6-7 hrs

Day 4: Trek Jagat to Deng (1860 m/ 6100 ft) 19 km/ 7-8 hrs

Day 5: Trek Deng to Namrung (2630m/ 8626 ft) 17km/6-7hours

Day 6: Trek Namrung to Shyala (3500m/11480ft) 14 km/5-6 hours

Day 7: Trek Shyala to Sama Gaon (3520m/11545 ft) 12 km/5-6 hours

Day 8: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun (Hike to Manaslu Base Camp-14km/8hours)

Day 9: Trek Sama Gauon to Samdo (3875m/12710 ft) 8km/3-4 hours

Day 10: Trek Sama Gaon to Larkya Phedi/ Dharamsala High Camp (4480 m/14694 ft) 6 km/3-4 hours

Day 11: Cross Larkya La (5160m/16924 ft) to Bimthang (3590m/11775 ft) 16km/8-9 hours

Day 12: Trek Bimthang to Dharapani (1965m/6445 ft) 24 km/6-7 hours

Day 13: Trek Dharapani to Syange (1700m/5576 ft): 20 km/6-7 hours

Day 14: Drive Syange to Kathmandu

Annapurna Base Camp trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a considerably easy and shorter trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal than other high altitude treks. In November, trekkers can explore diverse terrain, religious and cultural performances, flora, and fauna during their ascent to the base of the 10th tallest peak-Mt. Annapurna (8091m).

Two of the mountain base camps, Machhpuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, can be explored on the same Journey. Trekkers will walk passing the deep backwoods of pine, fir, rhododendron, and many others inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, witnessing different wildlife and birds.

Popular as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, ABC trek is considered a journey full of venturesome that witness the most beautiful sanctuaries in the world. Apart from trekking, ABC treks also focus on protecting the flora and fauna species of the area, the natural atmosphere, and the local cultures of the different ethnic groups.

Passing the beautiful villages, trekkers will encounter small chores, gompas, and chortens and see the exotic traditions that transport you centuries back. Terraced farms, beautiful paddy fields, cultivated lands, and thick pine and bamboo forests make the Adventure a relaxing escape from bustling cities.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive/Fly  Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft)

Day 2: Drive Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m/5051ft)

Day 3: Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft)

Day 4: Trek Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m/10531ft) and descend to Tadapani (2,630m/8626ft)

Day 5: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft)

Day 6: Trek Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/6190ft)

Day 7: Trek Dovan to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft)

Day 8: Trek Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13545ft)

Day 9: Trek Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7576ft)

Day 10: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m/5840ft)

Day 11: Trek Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara

Day 12: Drive/Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Langtang Valley trek

Another famous journey for November is to trek Langtang Valley, which is rapidly gaining popularity each day. It is one of the most popular and closest trekking regions from Kathmandu valley. Langtang region offers trekkers with beautiful landscapes, moderate climate, and accessible trails primitive way of living of the locales around.

Breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang II makes your Journey worth visiting. Exploring Langtang valley, famous as the "Valley of Glacier," trekkers ascend to Kyanjin Gompa, the oldest Buddhist monastery in this region, and further to Kyanjin Ri. Finally, adventurous reach up to Tserko Ri (5033 m) before hiking back to Syabrubensi (the beginning and ending point of the trek) to catch the end of the entire trip.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubensi (1462m/4796ft): 6-7 hours' drive

Day 2: Trek Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel (2500m/8202ft): 5 hours trek

Day 3: Trek Lama Hotel to Mundu (3430m/11253ft): 5-6 hours

Day 4: Trek Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3798m/12460ft): 4-5 hours

Day 5: Hike Kyangjin Ri (4300m/14107 ft) or Cherko Ri (4984m /16351ft): 5-7 hours

Day 6: Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2500m/8202ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 7: Trek Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi (1462m/4796ft): 5-6 hours trek

Day 8: Drive back to Kathmandu

Tilicho Lake trek

Another possible trek in November is the Tilicho Lake trek. Situated at 4,919 meters (16,138ft), Tilcho Lake is a glacial lake that epitomizes nature's natural beauty. The brim of an entire lake with astonishing sceneries, magnificent landscapes, and snow-capped peaks. People explore the lakes and their surroundings, immersing themselves in nature and forgetting rustic lifestyles.

The Journey to Tilicho generally takes a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Syange/Tal/Dharapani or Chame, besides the rolling hills, terraced lands, cultivated areas, and pastures. Initially following the route of Annapurna Circuit Trek, trekkers head northwards till they reach the beautiful village of Manang.

Leaving the main trail of the Annapurna circuit trek, trekkers will walk for Siri Kharka, Tilicho Base Camp, and finally to Tilicho Lake. On the way, you'll get to see a lot of Tibetan monasteries, mani walls, Chortens, following a series of rocky trails and crossing rivers multiple times.

From here, you can sum up the Journey returning the Chame, Bensishahar, and finally to Kathmandu or extend the Journey to Thorong La and further to Muktinath, Jomsom, and ultimately to Pokhara circumnavigating entire Annapurna massifs.

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar and to Syange (1100m/3600ft)

Day 2: Trek Syange to Dharapani (1960m/6100ft)

Day 3: Trek Dharapani to Chame (2630m/8890ft)

Day 4: Trek Chame to Pisang (3200m/10824ft)

Day 5: Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m/11611ft)

Day 6: Manang Acclimatization Day (Optional hike to Gangapurna Lake or Milarepa cave)

Day 06: Trek to Siri Kharka (4060m/13320ft)

Day 07: Trek from Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13582ft)

Day 08: Hike to Tilicho Lake and trek back to Siri Kharka (4919m/16138ft)

Day 09: Descend to Manang Village

Day 10: Trek Manang to Pisang

Day 11: Trek Pisang to Dharapani

Day 12: Drive Dharapani to Kathmandu via Bensishahar

Upper Mustang trek

Another beautiful journey to consider during November is the Upper Mustang Trek, a journey to the forbidden kingdom of Nepal. A journey to a local region of Nepal-Upper Mustang was opened officially for foreigners in 1992 only with the implementation of special permits.

Home to majestic mountain views, arid lands, and various mountain tribes like Thakali, Tibetan, and Gurungs, Upper Mustang is was another kingdom inside Nepal till 2008. Lo Manthang, the capital of the ancient kingdom, is a walled city and has remained apart from the rest world for centuries. Still, trekkers can witness the walled towns, forts, palaces, and religious and cultural shrines. Ancient caves, monasteries, chortens, gompas, stupas, mane walls, alleys are seen throughout your Upper Mustang trek.

Walking passing the ancient villages, trekkers will view unobstructed views of the mountains and expansive landscapes during November. At the end of the trek, explorers reach the beautiful town of Muktinath before heading back to Jomsom, a beginning and ending point of the walk. Muktinath is a sacred village that has a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in its head.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive/ Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

Day 2: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2850m/9350 ft)

Day 3: Trek to Chele (3050m/10000ft)

Day 4: Trek to Geling (3570 m/11710 ft)

Day 5: Trek to Tsarang (3560m/11676 ft)

Day 6: Trek to Lo Manthang (3810 m/12400 ft)

Day 7: Exploration day in Lo Manthang – Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar

Day 8: Lo Manthang to Dhakmar (3820 m/12530 ft)

Day 9: Dhakmar to Syangbochen (3800 m/ 12464 ft)

Day 10: Syangbochen to Chhusang (2980 m/ 9774 ft)

Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3760 m/12464 ft)

Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m/8856 ft)

Day 13: Morning flight to Pokhara

Day 14: Drive/Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu

Ghorepani Poonhill trek

One of the shortest, easiest, and most comfortable treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal, the Ghorepani Poonhill route is quite busy in November that receives thousands of trekkers from the entire planet. However, within a short period, trekkers will witness the panoramic views of the magnificent mountains, breathtaking sunrise and sunset, diverse flora, and wildlife inside the Annapurna Conservation area.

Standing at one of the most famous viewpoints of Nepal, trekkers can witness astounding views of the first and last rays of sun over the mystic mountains. It just takes two days to reach Ghorepani, the previous village, for accommodation from Pokhara. During their walk, trekkers will pass ethnic settlements, stone staircases, airy suspension bridges, farmlands, rice fields with the views of mighty snowy peaks.

The Journey begins after a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. Pokhara is a day drive or 25 minutes flight from the capital Kathmandu. On the first day, trekkers will ascend to Tikhedhunga, leaving behind the beautiful natural settings. The next day, they will reach Ghorepani following well-maintained trekking trails mostly of stone stairs.

Awaking early morning, they will ascend to Poon Hill for a sunrise view. Spending just an hour, they will reach a vantage point and will wait for the golden rays of the sun kissing the gleaming mountain massifs. After capturing the breathtaking scenery, they will hike back to Ghorepani, have breakfast, trek back to Tadapani, Ghandruk and drive back to Pokhara in the next two days.

The beginning and ending point of the trek is Pokhara, a city of sacred shrines. Trekkers can extend their Journey exploring this city. Seven lakes, a couple of religious temples and stupas, caves, David's fall are some of the major attractions of Pokhara. Boating in the Phewa Lake viewing the magnificent views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre is mesmerizing.

Mardi Himal trek

Mardi Himal Trek, another newly discovered destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal, is an off-the-beaten trek. However, despite some steep routes and strenuous walks, trekking is worth doing as it comes with astonishing views of the mighty Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

November is a perfect month for the Mardi Himal trek as it unrolls the combined views from both autumn and winter. The weather is quite subtle throughout this month where mild shades of autumn in the lower valleys and hills. However, it will be chilly in the evenings and mornings as you ascend above "Forest Camp." As the weather drops substantially in the High Camp or Mardi Himal Base Camp, trekkers must prepare for the cold.

The trail to the Mardi Himal trek follows a zigzagged lane, leading to confusion. However, it will be ideal for touring with experienced guides as you may have to tackle the uneven trail moving from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp to catch a terrific view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna, and fishtail mountain.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive/Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m/2952ft) 200 km, 5-6 hours drive in a private vehicle (7 hours if tourist bus)/ 179 km, 25 minutes flight.

Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Kande, trek to Pitam Deurali (2100m/6888ft) 1-hour drive, 5-6 hours trek, hiking distance: 10 km

Day 3: Trek Pitam Deurali to Kokar Forest Camp (3050m/10000ft) 6 hours, 10 km

Day 4: Trek Kokar Forest Camp to Low camp (25500m/8364ft) 4 hours, 5 km

Day 5: Trek Low Camp to High Camp (3900m/12790ft), 4 hours, 5 km

Day 6: Trek High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (West) (4500m/14760ft) and return to high camp (3580m) 7 hours, 8 km

Day 7: Trek High Camp to Siding (1700m/5576ft) 7 hours, 12 km

Day 8: Trek Sidhing to Lumre and drive to Pokhara (900m) 3 hrs, 5 km

Day 9: Drive/ Fly back to Kathmandu 200 km, 5-6 hours drive in a private vehicle (7 hours if tourist bus)/ 179 km, 25 minutes flight.

200 km, 5-6 hours drive in a private vehicle (7 hours if tourist bus)/ 179 km, 25 minutes flight.

Trekking in Nepal in November: Possible inconveniences

  • Weather in the higher elevations changes rapidly. It may be rain snowfall due to the bad weather conditions.
  • The lodges can be full of trekkers; you may need to share rooms with fellow trekkers in some cases. Or you may walk next 2-3 hours than the intended itinerary to find better accommodations.
  • The internet speed in the teahouses could be frustratingly slow because of the number of users. Trekkers can purchase internet packs using SIM cards for more convenience.
  • There can be numerous people queuing for hot showers (if not available in rooms).
  • The trekking trails and viewpoints can be full of crowds.
  • Walking above 2750m above the sea surface, Altitude Sickness can catch anyone regardless of any specific age, gender, and fitness level. You should get acclimatized to different altitudes.
  • It is the season of a festival in Nepal. Therefore, it can sometimes make getting bus and flight tickets if you book at the last minute.

Trekking in Nepal in November: Some helpful tips

November, a perfect time to trek in Nepal, offers a plethora to explore and sightsee. Throughout this month, the weather and climate remain favorable for all levels of hikes and every region of Nepal. However, here are some tips to follow for safe travels in Nepal during this month.

  • Begin early. The days get shorter each day as winter is approaching. Therefore, it is ideal for reaching the destination before dusk.
  • Chill! Take your time to trek; maintain your own pace. Don't compete or try to overdo. You are on holiday, not in a marathon.
  • Always keep some acclimatization day while walking. It is necessary to escape from altitude sickness.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. But avoid alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and smoking.
  • The mornings, evenings, and nights are colder. Therefore, carry layers of clothes and down jackets.
  • Be physically and mentally prepared. Have dome physical training and practices and do some exercises before a month while trekking in the mountains. Trekking in the hills of Nepal requires good stamina and energy. 
  • Before walking in the high altitudes in Nepal, read about the possible hazards such as altitude sickness, avalanches, and more.
  • Always walk with a guide or trekker who has a license from the government. They help you in every possible way.

Final Say

Trekking in Nepal in November is an ideal option for several reasons. Weather, climate, temperature, and most other factors favor making your Journey successful. All the teahouses, vehicle services, flights are total in operation. All you need is to plan for your holiday, choose your destination and join Icicles Adventure for a memorable adventure.

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